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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Banana Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Glaze

I still have more brown bananas sitting around.

To use them up, this time I chose to do a banana gingerbread cake. It was great!

Banana Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Glaze
Adapted from Delicious as it Looks
Makes 24 servings

For the Cake
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup avocado (or other flavourless) oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
For the Glaze
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple or corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray and flour a 9x13 cake pan (or a loaf pan).
  2. Combine  bananas, milk, oil, molasses, eggs and sugar in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and stir into the wet mixture just until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool the cake completely before adding the glaze.
  6. To make the glaze, simply mix all the glaze ingredients in a bowl, and spread over the cake. You can add more milk or sugar depending on how thick you want your glaze to be.


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